Catechists need assistance in helping our children and youth and their families deal with difficult situations that come up in the news and in their community. Here is a webpage that offers resources in providing support and approaches to help children feel safe. It also gives adults who care for them understanding and tips for when children and youth turn to you as someone to talk to about their concerns.
Strong Catholic Family Faith
Assisting Families When Confronted by Difficult Situations
Lenten Prayer Garden
Lent is a wonderful time to draw families closer to one another through an experience of prayer. This activity is a simple way to create a hands-on time for prayer for families of all ages. Use it at mealtime, bedtime, or after school. Be inspired by the simple explanation here, but make it your own.
The holidays can bring such energy and focus for our learners and for us as catechists. Now it's time to make the shift back to Ordinary Time and re-engage for the New Year. As our Fall sessions are behind us, we all get a fresh start. It is a good time to get re-acquainted and share faith in a deeper way as our sessions resume. The following post from Catechist's Journey has some good suggestions to assist you in helping those relationships grow.
Four Ways to Meet Them Where They Are
Marianne Cope's Feast Day is January 23rd--A great time to visit the museum in her name
She was canonized Oct. 21, 2012. She is the first Franciscan woman from North America to be canonized, and only the 11th American saint. A woman of great valor, this beloved mother of outcasts, spent her early years in central New York where she served as a leader in the field of health care, education and of her own congregation. Responding to a call to care for the poor sick on the then Sandwich Islands, she devoted 35 years to caring for those afflicted with Hansen’s disease on Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii.
Parents are their child’s primary catechist. Catholic Brain is a website to support parents and catechists teaching and sharing the Catholic faith for children that looks fun and engaging. It engages learners with videos, games and quizzes at home so that their faith continues to grow. There is a subscription fee to use this site and it can be seen at: https://www.catholicbrain.com/
Vibrant Faith @ Home
One of the ways to engage parents in sharing faith with their family is to find ways from the happenings of an ordinary day to create meaningful experiences and a connection to faith. This website will assist catechists and parents in finding creative activities that will encourage: talking about faith, praying together in ways that are comfortable and comforting, ritualizing daily life moments, and reaching out in service to others beyond the family unit.
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